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that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investigated and how on earth did he get caught up in this? marine corps general john allen denies an extramarital affair with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored soci
the right step, and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you, and have -- that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> panetta a former cia director and the washington shuffle with panetta and clinton saying they want out of the second term. will john kerry now go to the pentagon? can susan rice be confirmed as secretary of state? and will nancy pelosi run for leader again? and what a welcome to washington the new class of congress arriving just in time for a classic d.c. scandal. and a different fall from grace, jon stewart, crowns himself the worst journalist in the world. >> anyone out there who thought i may have actual journalists instincts i give you a snippet of my interview. >> he loves serving, to be in the arena. i thought i was going to test him, he tested me, crushed his pelvis. he wanted to help me with the project. he can turn water into bottled water. >> the whole time i was staring at how defined her arms were. [ inaudible ]. i am the worst jurmist in the world. for god's sake the title of her book was "all in." she
for reportedly knowing for months. the cia director david petraeus was involved in an fbi investigation. holder did not tell the president. investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of the deadly explosion in indianapolis. the ex-husband of the woman whose house is believed it be at the center of the blast says the furnace might be to blame. he says the daughter texted him saying the heat was out the family was spending the night at the hotel. they were not home when the explosion rocked the south side neighborhood killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. it could take weeks to find out what happened. a faulty furnace is not likely to blame. >> thousands of frustrated people in the new york area have been in the dark for two weeks now. the governor says he is not at all happy about it. he says he will launch an investigation into all of the power companies in the region which includes lipa, long island power authority. listen to this. >> they were not prepared. i think they were noncommunicative in their response. i think the noncommunicativeness actually exacerbated the s
against scathing criticism from republicans. all that, while embattled former cia director david petraeus will testify on capitol hill. >>> and breaking news from the middast, as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning, three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed-door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his cia career last week. instead, he'll be discussing details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that resulted in the death of ambassador christopher stevens and three others. >>> also, the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday, president obama, in his first news conference since re-election, exploded at republican finger-pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator
has been totally in the dark or was totally in the dark. the director of the cia was under investigation until a week ago last wednesday is when they say he found out. even so that investigation ban months ago. >> it is simply a fact that the white house is knottednot aware situation regarding general petraeus until wednesday. the situation regarding general allen until friday. so the fbi is the place to go. >> the deputy director of the fbi shawn joyce is going to make an appearance on capitol hill to brief leaders of the house and senate intelligence committee to say why they also were not kept in the loop regarding the investigation of general petraeus. this story has taken several strange turns in the past 24-hours. we caught our first glimpse of paula broadwell and found her driver's license was found on a jogging trail in washington. the scandal that started with broadwell has ballooned to include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen accused of sending several00 e-mails to kelley that were like phone-sex over e-mail. it is time right now to hold of
how intelligence community is being affected by the resignation of david petraeus as head of the c.i.a. then former senator evan bayh on the fiscal cliff. then senior editor of foreign policy magazine will be on. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washin
on the radio. >> gretchen: or log on for our after the show show. new turn in the scandal that cost the cia director david petraeus's job. the pentagon now investigating general john allen. you know who he is? the top commander in afghanistan, for allegedly exchanging thousands of possibly inappropriate e-mails with, this woman, jill kelly, tampa, florida. she is a close friend of the petraeus family who sparked initial investigation into the cia director. that is what we've been told so far. follow the bouncing ball. it is a tuesday. martha: try if you can, right? good morning i'm martha maccallum. you will need a flow chart to follow this story as it develops because the cast of characters in this growing saga. the pentagon we're told is sorting through 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between this woman and general allen. she got, the fbi involved in the whole thing because she said that she was receive ofing harassing e-mails from this women, petraeus's biographer and ex-mistress, paula broadwell. bill: got all that? martha: i think so, you need a pen. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. t
what's going on right now with the fbi and the cia. >> soup/sandwich? >> that's a good one. >> go rodeo. >> bye-bye. >> my favorite perhaps. if it's way too early, it's "morning joe." but now -- >> "the rundown" with chuck todd. >> chuckles. >>> well, even more surprises this morning in the events that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. the fbi finds that marine general john allen, who was set to take over nato soon, exchanged thousands of pages of e-mails with the woman who says she was harassed by petraeus' mistre mistress. this is for real, folks. this is not a soap opera and we're just getting started. >>> back on capitol hill, questions keep growing about who knew what and when on the petraeus situation that now involved the cia, the fbi the pentagon, the white house, and congress. so much for nothing to distract from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >>> and recommend how president obama and mitt romney yukd yucked it up? the president had the last laugh. find out how he did it in today's deep dive. it's not how you think. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, n
>>> good morning, america. breaking, new details on the fast-moving cia sex scandal. new pictures of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arst. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to sh
, the acting cia director. we also have a top deputy from the fbi. an undersecretary from the state department in addition to the head of the national counterterrorism center. this is the nation's hub for threat assessments in this country. what is most eagerly anticipated is the testimony of former cia director david petraeus. what we expect now that will happen on friday, martha. martha: fast nating to see how each of those sides, and david petraeus present what was going on and what their agencies were doing. then there is this big question, catherine, which john mccain is pushing for, a special investigation, a panel, a select committee to be put in place. is there any chance of that? >> reporter: well there seems to be some immediate pushback. to lay it out for folks. we have three senior senate republicans who believe the fallout from benghazi is so significant it is on par with some of the major scandals of american history. >> watergate investigation benefited from a joint select committee. iran-contra benefited from a select committee. i think finding the truth about benghazi is only
intelligence leaders want to talk to acting cia director morrell to find out who knew what and when. >>> reporter: the sex scandal that brought down former cia director petraeus moves to capitol hill today. house intelligence leaders will ask fbi deputy director sean joyce and acting cia director michael morrell about the events that led to david petraeus's rester nation as head of the spy's significance. he left when news of his affair with paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any undercasion -- >> reporter: tampa socialite jill kelley received threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelley is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at moshe 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelly which some labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> general allen's nomination could be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination is on hold as a prudent measure until we determine the facts. >
access to two of the most powerful and respected men in washington, form er head of the cia. it was kelley who unintentionally exposed his affair and cost him his job as cia director. and then the messages she traded with general john allen, now the focus of his own investigation. tom fuentes is a cnn contributor and former assistant director of the fbi. welcome, tom. >> good morning, carol. >> so kelley san honorary consulate to south korea. now they may fire her if events warrant. this is just getting embarrassing. >> well, i don't know exactly what they're firing her from since that really is a pretty meaningless term in the first place. if she gets demoted from some position that almost means nothing, so what? >> it's hard to understand all of these terms. honorary consulate means she helps the south koreans set up appear parties and stuff? she introduces them to people in the united states? do you know what an honorary consulate is? >> not exactly. diplomatic status is invoked by the host country, like south korea saying this person would be working in your country and
frankly that's a job for both the military and/or the c.i.a. to investigate. that type of a security concern. not for the fbi. so the fbi still has some explaining to do in my mind. >> eliot: why the distinction if there is a legitimate reason or maybe the facts are different between the way general petraeus has offered his resignation and the president expressing support for general allen. is there a reason for that distinction that you can discern? >> absolutely. first off general allen's behavior flirting -- many things are against the military code of justice but flirting isn't. that being said, i can absolutely understand the secretary's actions where general allen is concerned at this point. the real question -- what's happening is general allen was up, as you said, to take over as nato's supreme allied commander. that's a senate-confirmed position. any time that there is an investigation, regardless of whether it has any merit or not that investigation is always concluded before you put somebody in front of the
the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching
a palestinian child. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ex cia director david petraeus is being grilled about libya as his former agency launches investigation into his personal conduct and admitted affair. andrea mitchell is in washington with more on this story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. all eyes are on former cia director david petraeus who is under investigation by the very agency he was head of as the cia investigates whether petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with his biographer, paula broadwell. this as petraeus heads to capitol hill testifying behind closed doors on the benghazi attacks before the house and senate intelligence committees. the nation's former top spy is facing pressure on two fronts. now under investigation by the agency he once headed, even as he prepares to testify before congress on benghazi. petraeus' testimony expected to focus on when the cia knew the attack on the consulate was an act of terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration. on thursday, top intelligence officials briefed senate intelligence committee members behind closed d
mail. it doesn't mean we should turn a blind eye to these things. the cia director and penetrations of foreign intelience and bugging of embassies. >> brian: and the president didn't. >> i think clinton should have stepped down and there was no one to tell him to do it. impoochment. >> gretchen: it is crital to have an affair in the military. we could pick your brain for a long time. we have wrap it up. 92 best expert right there. straight ahead. before he was hanged someone else tried to take out saddam hussein with a book bomb. the story coming up next. >> brian: who is the most important president we have h. nude gring rich has. answer. >> ah yeah. there he is. he is 68. mr. big. ♪ y charmin ultra strong. with a new duraclean texture, charmin ultra strong helps you get clean. plus it's four times stronger than the leading value brand. and you can use up to four times less. good news for even the biggest kids in the family. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra strong? gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50%
the former cia director general david petreaus. >> the investigation now involving general john allen who replaced petreaus as the top american commander in afghanistan and last night the fbi searched the north carolina home of paula broadwell with whom petreaus had an affair. tara mergener has the latest. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those
that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. she was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. investigators searched broadwell's home. they didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes boxes and a computer. general allen is in washington dc on his new job for head of the u.s. european command. president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander. >> reporter: general allen denies he has done anything wrong. and the defense secretary is asking in a confirmation hearing for allen's successor be moved up. >> jill kelley was named as the first person who sparked the investigation into the affair and now she's linked to general allen as well. >> reporter: well,
, fbi agents raiding the home of paula broadwell. that is the woman who cost the cia director his job, the alleged affair cost him his job. welcome back to "early start." >>> it's 28 minutes past the hour now. >>> another big shoe droming in the sex scandal that cost david petraeus his job as cia director. the man who succeeded him as commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan, general john allen is now under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. the general denies any wrongdoing. >>> the pentagon says allen will continue his role in afghanistan while the matter is being investigated. jill kelly is described as an unpaid socially liaison at a military base in tampa. she is a petraeus family friend who triggered the fbi investigation after receiving anonymous threatening e-mails from the woman at the center of the scandal. >> that would be petraeus' biographer and mistress, paula broadwell. their extramarital affair began after petraeus retired and became cia director in september of last year. a team of fbi agents were searching broadwell's home
the american dead and survivors led behind a charged compound and the bullets guard cia building in benghazi. how confident are you in the white house team? president obama defended yesterday amid criticism he received for poor performance given the issue. let's take a listen to some of the criticism that has been employed. this is on the senate floor yesterday. john mccain called for the select committee to investigate the attacks. [video clip] >> why is it that anybody including our ambassadors to the united nations would believe spontaneous demonstrations are composed of people with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy weapons? nobody believes that. why did president obama insists that he labeled the defense an act of terrorism on september 12 when we know now -- i repeat, we know now in an interview on the same day he refused to characterize the attacks in this way and spent two weeks putting the emphasis on a spontaneous protest to a hateful video including in his address to the united nations on september 25? we need a select committee. americans deserve to know. the families
to capitol hill today. house intelligence leaders will ask fbi deputy director sean joyce and acting cia director michael morrell about the events that led to david petraeus' resignation as head of the spy agency. petreaus left the job when news of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any indication that -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: tampa social ice jill kelley initiated the fbi investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation after receiving threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelly is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on shoulder as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says pr
in all diesel engines. >> a second u.s. general is now caught up in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. and the same florida socialite is at the center of it all. was jill kelley's complaint that ended up revealing petraeus' extramarital affair. an inappropriate relationship between kelley and john allen. he was in line to become the military head of nato. that's now on hold as the investigation continues. allen denies think wrong doing and remains on duty. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders and will continue to have that confidence. >> a person close to kelley denies any affair. even flirtatious e-mails could cost allen his career if the content is determined to be dishonorable. kelley is a 37-year-old married mother of three. >> she's named an honorary ambassador to coalition forces. john miller shows us it's a diplomatic nicety she may have taken a little too seriously. >> reporter: dr. scott kelley, a prominent tampa surgeon and his wife jill are on all the right vip lists. but according to current and forme
could finally get the answers they're demanding today in the investigation into former c.i.a. director david petraeus. the fbi and c.i.a. say they will brief members of the house and senate intelligence committees laying out how they handled the case and standing by their claim that politics were not involved in their decision to keep lawmakers in the dark. at least four people are now caught up in the investigation. along with petraeus and paula broadwell, there is jill kelley and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army
, as ahead of the cia, because of an affair. >>> it is 7:09. breaking news, sal will tell us about it. >> reporter: i have two breakers. one is a house fire in san francisco. news chopper 2 is over this house fire, near the 101/260 interchange in san francisco. and just knowing a little bit about the area, this is an area where there have been plenty of house fires in the last year or two. it's kind of peculiar. firefighters say once portable heaters come in winter, these things happen more often. botwel street is closeed. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, westbound 25 to 30 minutes delay before you make it on to the bridge, unless you are using the car pool lanes. pleasant hill, traffic is moving along well, just getting word of an overturned scribing in fremont, southbound 880 at mallory. overturned vehicle blocking several lanes. we'll get on that for you. and i want to mention united airlines, if you're taking united anywhere in the world, they're having a major computer issue now, just getting reports about this. united airlines, i got a tweet from someone sitting on the tar
general caught up in the scandal that ended the career of cia director petraeus. the pentagon is investigating. >> reporter: in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal the pentagon says the top american commander in afghanistan general john allen, is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelley the florida woman who triggered the investigation that forced petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20 and 30,000 documents involved, allen denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus,
involving now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and his extramarital affair with the author of his biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousa
the libya attack was wrong but that the information came directly from the cia. same is true of condoleezza rice who passed on incorrect cia information on weapons of mass destruction in iraq, but was still overwhelmingly confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been an overachiever for most of her life. high school valedictorian, basketball star, rhodes scholar, rising star in the clinton administration, but she also has a reputation for blunt talk. >> by all accounts, she is talented, capable, and extremely abrasive. >> reporter: in the 2008 campaign she ridiculed hillary clinton's foreign policy experience and called john mccain reckless and confused. if the president does nominate her, those who know susan rice well say she's more than up for the fight, and although it would be a bruising confirmation battle, she almost certainly would have the votes to be confirmed. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> interesting parallel that story points out between condoleezza, confirmation process, and this one. "the washington
fast-developing cia sex scandal, now reaching the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back
this woman, paul broadwell, who allegedly had an affair with now former cia director david petraeus. general john allen, not only headed u.s. forces in afghanistan, he was slated to take over as head of the u.s. european command and nato forces in europe. the secretary of defense, leon panetta, was traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed this. >> today, this matter is being referred to -- referred for investigation to the inspector general and is now in the hands of the inspector general. >> reporter: overnight, fbi agents searched the home of petraeus' alleged mistress, his biographer, paula broadwell, with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary panetta who is also a former director of the cia said petraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step. i think it's important when you are director of the cia with all of the challenges, that -- >> as far as general allen is concerned. it's important to know that -- to note that the defense department says he's denied any wrongdoing here. but the investigation co
of former cia director general david petraeus. the investigation is widening now in the petraeus scandal. it includes another general. general john allen. the man entrusted with winding down the nation war in afghanistan. martha explains what happened today. >>reporter: breath taking. within days 2 4 star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were potentially inappropriate messages. putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course it weighs on him. as much as it ways on dave petraeus. i believe that davis very, very sad for what he has admitted he did. >> at the center of the web jill kelly. tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador living near where the head quarters where petraeus and allen were based. it was early this summer that kelly received anonymous e-mails accusing her of flaun flaunting her friendly relationship with top military brass. fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell computer wh
this country with distinction in iraq afghanistan, and head of c.i.a. people are innocent until proven guilty. >> jennifer: that's president obama speaking out for the first time about the sex scandal that abruptly ended the career of four-star general petraeus. he has a lot of people who saw him as a golden boy wondering what happened to the fellow who could do no wrong. but as tonight's first guest points out generals are human too. thomas ricks is a pulitzer prize author of "the generals." welcome inside "the war room"." >> very appropriate. >> jennifer: you've known petraeus for a very long time, for 15 years. >> since he was a colonel. >> jennifer: were you surprised. >> very surprised. he was the last guy--for good and bad reasons. he was a very disciplined guy and someone who kept an eye on his career. who knew how troublesome this could be and went ahead and did it any ways. that surprised me. on the other hand, you put a healthy human being out in the war zone three tours in iraq, one in afghanistan there are enough stresses that could warp the behavior. i don't know how warped it is
really has a you know what for the cia. it has a high-ranking military official who is having an affair with a woman in the state department, which you were talking about earlier. i know general tpetraeus, this whole thing caught me off guard. it's not -- i think the man, i said, he's not the first four star general to be a narcissist. >> true. >> he is more of a political general than like a kristol who was more of a war general. petraeus was youawfully quiet. i don't think he liked all the headlines he was getting. kristol went down and sat there and didn't say anything. >> it's perfect that you're here. i have to ask, would you ever submit a pitch like this to your editor with all of these crazy, salacious details and expect to not be laughed out of the room? >> no. it falls under that category you can not make it up fast enough, and people, you know, you go back to david baldacci's book which is "absolute power." great book. he publishes that under reagan or bush one and it doesn't really sell. it starts out with the president having an affair with one of his top fund-raiser's wives
of former cia director david petraeus. >> we have also learned that broadwell had e-mailed others now involved in the military sex scandal. it is wednesday, november 14th. >>. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's right. broadwell wasn't only e-mailing the other woman in the scandal, jill kelley. good morning, i'm paula faris. we have a couple more layers. >> the other, other woman. get your flow charts out to follow the story, folks. good morning, i am rob nelson. reporters will have a chance to question president obama about the story today. it his first news conference since his re-election. >> as if he doesn't have enough on his plate. right? this half-hour we have reported here about dangers of cheerleading. go team. go, rob. go "world news now." you probably know where we are going with this one. we have the latest example from last night in the nba. pretty horrific to watch. we will tell you exactly -- how this one ended. >> hope she is okay. hope she is okay. >>> we are hearing this morning from paul ryan. he tells our john karl about the shock of la
september of 2011 after he took over at the c.i.a. it ended four months ago but in may jill kelly, the woman who volunteers as a social planner for the military went to a friend at the fbi and complained she was getting harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. he had been sending shirtless photos to kelly and that's how they found out. it's so convoluted. we're back after the break. >>(narrator) bill press is on current tv. >>liberal and proud of it. >>(narrator) unafraid, outspoken, and above all politically direct. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> stephanie: i'm still trying to untangle my brain from jacki's newscast. >> shirtless--all i heard was shirtless. >> get jacki on the phone. >> travis! >> the other command center afghanistan is being investigate for sending inappropriate e-mails to the woman. >> 20 to 30,000. >> and general petraeus sent inappropriate e-mails to--what the heck is going on over there. >> 20 to 30,000
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